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Gary Gach


A LICK OF RASPBERRY ICE
CREAM SNATCHED FROM
CREMATORY FLAME

empty wrapper
his favorite incense
still fragrant

the great matter

body laid out in zen priest's robes
"like a gigantic cicada"
sung itself utterly out

yet his big heart
how still so warm


in memoriam zenhsin ryufu philip whalen samadhi gate

 

leaf

 


the heat
a mere cloud wisp in blue sky
a slight migraine


the heat :
branches rocking lazily.
listless leaves quavering.


the heat -
taking tiny steps,
licking a popsicle


the foot of mt. tam
dips its toes in the water ;
the september heat


at the foot of mt. tam
young white heron tiptoes on ...
the still reflections

 

leaf

 


Gary Gach Gary Gach is editor of What Book!? ~ Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, City Lights Review, Evergreen Review, Poems for the Millennium, Technicians of the Sacred, Two Lines, and Zyzzyva. He's currently gathering haiku by and for kidults. His homepage is: .i.n.t.e.r.b.e.i.n.g..

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